Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills 36

The deadly blast is the latest in a string of attacks on Afghan security forces.

Kunduz: Thirty-six Afghans were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside an army recruiting office in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, a provincial spokesman said.

Around 40 others were injured in the attack in the centre of the provincial capital, also called Kunduz, said Mahboobullah Sayedi, spokesman for the province`s governor.

Most of the victims were volunteers who had queued up near the centre to enrol with the national army, he said.

A DPA reporter said the blast was followed by the sound of gunfire.

The bombing came four days after a suicide bomber killed provincial police Abdul chief Rahman Sayedkhili and four others in the centre of the city. The attack also injured the deputy police chief.

IANS